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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Valadao's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2CA20094 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Valadao Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>  
 
Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Valadao's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2CA20094 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Valadao Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>  
  
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===2012===
 
===2012===

Revision as of 16:02, 5 November 2013

David G. Valadao
David Valadao.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 21
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDevin Nunes (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$17.59 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,315,897
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2010-2012
Education
High schoolHanford High School (1995)
Personal
BirthdayApril 14, 1977
Place of birthHanford, California
ProfessionManaging Partner, Valadao Dairy
Net worth-$15,625,001
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David G. Valadao (b. April 14, 1977, in Hanford, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing the 21st Congressional District of California. He was first elected in 2012. Valadao defeated John Hernandez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

He is a former member of the California State Assembly, representing the 30th district from 2010 to 2012. [1]

Valadao is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Valadao is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Valadao received his diploma from Hanford High School in 1995. He then attended College of the Sequoias.

Valadao is managing partner of Valadao Dairy. He has also worked as regional leadership council chairman for Land O'Lakes Inc.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Valadao's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1996-1998: Attended College of the Sequoias
  • 2010-2012: California State Assembly
  • 2013-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Valadao serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

California General Assembly

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Valadao served on these committees:

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Valadao's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Valadao voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Valadao voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Valadao voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Valadao voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[10]

Immigration

King Amendment

Nay3.png In June 2013 the House approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would end the department's discretion policies by cutting off funding for the proposed DREAM Act, which would have temporarily halted the deportations of young immigrants if they have served in the military or are attending college. This vote overturns an executive order signed by President Obama that formalized a process for the "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S.[11][12][13]

The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa, passed the House by a vote of 224-201 and was approved mostly along party lines. However, three Democrats supported the amendment and six Republicans opposed it, while nine members did not vote.[13]Valadao was one of the six Republican members who voted against the amendment.[12]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[13] It contrasts with comprehensive immigration reform efforts, including proposed DREAM Act style legislation, and would resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.[14] The amendment was the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress in 2013, and blocks many of the provisions that are mirrored in the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill.[15][13]

Immigration reform

Several Republican members of the U.S. House may have faced a tougher path to re-election in 2014 because immigration reform did not pass in the House in 2013, according to a Public Policy Poll released in July 2013.[16]

According to the poll, a majority of voters in seven Republican congressional districts said they were less likely to vote for their representative if he failed to support immigration reform. Voters also reported in the poll that they were less likely to support Republican candidates in the 2014 general election if the Republican House members blocked immigration reform proposals.[16] Valadao is one of the seven representatives who served in a district that had overwhelming support for the Senate’s immigration reform plan.[16]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Valadao voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Valadao voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[18]

Campaign themes

2012

Valadao's campaign website listed the following issues:[19]

  • Build More Reservoirs Now
Excerpt: "The state’s $35 billion agriculture industry and our Central Valley is wholly dependent on a stable supply of water, so no one will fight harder than farmer David Valadao to improve our aging water infrastructure."
  • Bullet Train Hurts Taxpayers
Excerpt: "David Valadao strongly opposes the construction of a high speed rail system and that’s why he co-authored legislation that would allow California voters to stop the project dead in its tracks."
  • Needless Regulations Kill Jobs
Excerpt: "To help businesses stay in California and create new jobs, David Valadao wrote a bill requiring government agencies to make public the economic impact of new regulations before they are implemented."
  • Gasoline Prices Slamming Families
Excerpt: "David Valadao will not only vote to expand domestic oil production so we end our dependence on Middle East oil, but he also supports constructing the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to Texas."
  • Reduce The National Debt
Excerpt: "A $15 trillion black hole that increased 42% in the past three years is one reason David Valadao favors cutting government spending and supports a strict two-thirds vote requirement before Congress can hike taxes."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 21st congressional district elections, 2014

Valadao is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[20]

2012

See also: California's 21st congressional district elections, 2012

Valadao won election to the U.S. House in 2012.[1] He and John Hernandez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Blong Xiong (D). Valadao went on to defeat Hernandez in the general election on November 6, 2012.[21][22]

U.S. House, California District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Valadao 57.8% 67,164
     Democratic John Hernandez 42.2% 49,119
Total Votes 116,283
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 21 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Valadao (R) 57% 27,251
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Hernandez (D) 22.1% 10,575
Blong Xiong (D) 20.9% 9,990
Total Votes 47,816

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Valadao advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Stephanie Campbell in the June 8 primary. He then advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Democrat Fran Florez in the November 2 general election.[23][24]

California State Assembly, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David G. Valadao (R) 37,392
Fran Florez (D) 24,386
California House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David G. Valadao (R) 12,431
Stephanie Campbell (R) 3,528

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Valadao is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Valadao raised a total of $1,315,897 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[25]

David Valadao's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 21) Won $1,315,897
Grand Total Raised $1,315,897

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Valadao's reports.[26]

David Valadao (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2013$134,784.29$88,403.65$(86,386.36)$136,801.58
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2013$136,801.58$375,691.29$(63,678.14)$448,814.73
October Quarterly[29]October 15, 2013$448,814.73$244,836.64$(108,810.82)$584,840.55
Year-End[30]January 31, 2014$584,840$232,646$(140,952)$676,734
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2014$676,734$341,769$(166,419)$852,084
Pre-Primary[32]May 22, 2014$852,084$193,934$(78,891)$967,127
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2014$967,127$358,754$(86,244)$1,239,637
October Quarterly[34]October 15, 2014$1,239,637$546,775$(645,315)$1,141,098
Pre-General[35]October 23, 2014$1,141,098$119,135$(497,648)$762,584
Running totals
$2,501,944.58$(1,874,344.32)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Valadao's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Valadao won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Valadao's campaign committee raised a total of $1,315,897 and spent $1,181,113.[36] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[37]

Cost per vote

Valadao spent $17.59 per vote received in 2012.

2010

In 2010, Valadao raised $1,076,460 in contributions. [38]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Republican Party $286,177
Tulare County Republican Central Cmte $17,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Valadao is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[39]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[40]

Valadao most often votes with:

Valadao least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Valadao missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[41]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Valadao's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$30,099,998 and -$1,150,005. That averages to -$15,625,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[42]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Valadao has voted with the Republican Party 96.8% of the time. This ranked 121st among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[43]

Personal

Valadao and his wife Terra have three children.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  3. [bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=V000129 Biographical Director of the United States Congress "David G. Valadao," Accessed June 13, 2013]
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. LA Times, "GOP rejects Dream Act-like deportation deferrals," accessed June 10, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 U.S. House, "Final Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2013
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Huffington Post, "Steve King Amendment Passes House To Deport More Dreamers," accessed June 10, 2013
  14. Fox News, "House votes to resume deporting young DREAM Act immigrants," accessed June 10, 2013
  15. Huffington Post, "Steve King's Amendment To The Immigration Bill Worsens The GOP's Latino Problem," accessed June 10, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Politico, "7 GOPers who need immigration vote," accessed July 9, 2013
  17. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Campaign website, Issues
  20. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  21. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  22. Unofficial election results
  23. California House primary results
  24. Sacramento Bee, California Assembly General election results
  25. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for David Valadao," Accessed March 22, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission "David Valadao Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao Pre-General," accessed November 24, 2014
  36. Open Secrets "David Valadao 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  37. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  38. 2010 contributions
  39. Gov Track "David G. Valadao," Accessed June 4, 2013
  40. OpenCongress, "David Valadao," Accessed July 31, 2013
  41. GovTrack, "David Valadao," Accessed April 2, 2013
  42. OpenSecrets.org, "Valadao, (R-Cali), 2011"
  43. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Devin Nunes
U.S. House, California, District 21
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Danny Gilmore
California Assembly District 30
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Luis Alejo (D)